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Should I Use An ARC Tick Certified Air Con Technician?

Installing an Air Conditioner on the Brisbane Northside or Sunshine Coast?

If so, you should definitely use a professional AC technician licensed and certified with the Australian Refrigeration Council (ARC). The Master Electricians at Sparc Electrical are ARC Tick Certified and can quickly diagnose issues and repair issues with your air conditioning across the northside and on the Sunshine Coast. Our team are licensed and insured professionals who can help with installation, maintenance, and repair your air conditioning systems. Please contact us today on 0404 213 806 or email today!


Ever Wondered What An ARC License Is?

To ensure professionalism and a high standard of safety and service, the Australian Refrigeration Council (ARC) set up a system to license refrigeration and air conditioning specialists. ARC Tick Certification begun in 2005 to make sure fluorocarbons used in HVAC appliances were managed by trained and licensed professionals. The Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Regulations Act 1995 states that HVAC technicians should be licensed to improve the safety of people as well as residential and commercial property.

Fluorocarbons come in all different kinds such as chlorofluorocarbons and hydrochlorofluorocarbons. Many of the fluorocarbons previously used have significant risks, including:

  • Damaging the ozone layer
  • Being destructive greenhouse gases
  • Having the property of being inflammable
  • Being toxic to human health

It’s important that before you hire an electrician to install or work on your air conditioning system to check that the business is ARC Tick Certified. As the leading team of sparkies on the northside, Sparc Electrical tick all the boxes so please give us a call on 0404 213 806 or email today!

What Are These Things Called Fluorocarbons?


Fluorocarbons are refrigerant chemicals used to change heat into cold in appliances such as fridges and air conditioners. In these appliances, fluorocarbons are found in both liquid and gas states with the gas being the thing that escapes into the atmosphere. A few decades ago, we realized that fluorocarbons created a hole in the Earth’s ozone layer. Shortly afterwards, action was taken by governments across the world to close the hole. One of these methods was to only use fluorocarbons where necessary.

There are still some thermodynamic refrigerants in use currently, including:

  • Freon
  • Ammonia
  • Propane
  • Carbon dioxide

Due to the nature of these fluorocarbons, it’s essential your AC expert is ARC licensed. For professional service by certified technicians, please contact the team at Sparc Electrical on 0404 213 806 or email

How Do I Check If My Electrician Is ARC Tick Certified?

Usually, if a business is ARC licensed, they will display the logo on their website. We also recommend double checking their license details on the Australian Refrigeration Council (ARC) website. You’ll need to get their ARC license number then check the given and surname agree.

Who Should I Choose For My Air Con installation?

If you’d like to install an air conditioning unit at home or at your business, you’ll have to hire a certified AC technician possessing an ARC license.  Not only does this give you peace of mind your system has been safely installed, but will also remain so across its lifetime. Besides being ARC Tick Certified, it’s wise to ensure the electrician you choose is experienced and possesses appropriate qualifications. Spac Electrical’s Master Electricians are fully licensed and insured to ensure your AC is installed correctly and does not place you or anyone else at risk.

For all your Electrical needs, including ac installation, please call the experts at Sparc Electrical today on 0404 213 806 or email